What is a workplace assessment?

Workplace assessments are designed to look specifically at the interaction of individuals with their workplaces and are considerate of various factors including physical environments, psychological & cognitive demands, job demands and task performance, and social interactions.

Workplace assessments are employed to effect safe, comfortable and productive workspaces by bringing human abilities and limitations into job performance and workplace design considerations.

Thorough workplace assessments are able to deliver well-balanced working environments that are able to sustain employee health and wellbeing, and reduces an organisation’s risk and associated costs of injury or illness in the workplace.


When a workplace assessment may be required:

  • When individuals report to be unable to perform certain tasks due to the task and/or workplace orientation  

  • If an individual is reporting development and/or aggravations of their condition due to task performance within their workplace

  • If an employer is unable to clearly determine appropriate modified duties that can support an individual’s rehabilitation

  • When medical professionals require a greater understanding of the workplace to help guide return to work plans

  • If an individual’s reports limited improvement with their condition despite active treatment engagements

  • When trialled workplace interventions have been able to remove perceptions of discomfort and/or an inability to perform

What is a workplace assessment likely to involve?

  • Identifying the person’s ability to perform work functions and biopsychosocial factors perceivably impacting their performance  

  • Educating the person on safe, simple and efficient ways to complete their working tasks independently

  • Promoting an increase in functional ability/physical tolerance by establishing a plan for the graded return to activities

  • Determining the need for equipment, therapeutic aids and appliances to assist with task performance

  • Determining if there is a need for permanent support, structural changes and/or modifications within the workplace

What a workplace assessment produces?

  • A clear illustration of an individual’s biopsychosocial status and functional limitations that is impeding work capacity   

  • A full assessment report completed within 5 working days of assessment providing practical recommendations regarding action plans required to promote sustained employment and reduced condition aggravation risks

  • Delivery of a graduated return to work (activities) plan to establish clear timelines for progression (if required)

  • Allied Health advocacy for support with equipment, modifications and services procurement following formal approval receipt.

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